That’s pretty! Bright, bright sunshine beside the eastern sky that is dark with ominous-looking clouds, shining on the newly-washed new green of the alder. There are little sparkles of water droplets among the leaves, glitter-sparkles in the waving branches.
There is a pair of house finches on the newly re-filled birdfeeder. …now some sparrows. …now a chirpy, twitchy, tiny chickadee. …now a batch of ‘em … now sparrows…
We’re going to start a unit on wands this weekend…there’s a sewing workshop at 3pm on Saturday, and readings all day. Sunday’s a little more regimented, but keep an eye on the calendar below and here tomorrow morning for details! (running out of time to get this out, eep!)
I spent yesterday at the shop first working on finishing up checking in orders, then cleaning the sewing area and then sewing. I got some new orders placed, did some counseling, both in the shop and over the phone and down toward the end of the day, spent some time catching up with folks we haven’t heard from in a while.
Wow! The feeder and the whole porch just turned yellow with a bunch of the evening grosbeaks!
Mitch wanted me to tell folks that he got 80% in his Fundamentals of English that he’s taking at Brown Mackie College. Way to go, Mitch!
…and Jesse’s doing well. He’s thinking about coming out for a visit this summer…still job-hunting, but so many are….
…and it sounds like Hatch is in Portland again.
Trinity got to Idaho yesterday, and is settling in.
So that’s the news from Lake Woebegone...
Star got in late morning with Fawkes’ lawn mower that Sam’s going to work on. Yes, Sam is doing small engine and outdoor power equipment repair. You can drop off equipment, although he’s not quite ready to give “finish dates” yet, since some of his equipment isn’t completely set up.
Star and I sat and talked a while, then she took a nap, then she and Rick then went to work on the other house…drawing flowers on the bathroom walls, it sounds like… I know they did more than that, but that’s what she talked about!
The divider curtain (that cuts off the occasionally messy back of the shop from the front) finally has good tiebacks (we scavenged some shower curtain rings for it) and a lot more bolts of fabric are into the bolt holder. I found some in-process projects and got those hung up on the one of the garment racks that I grabbed for the back. It’s the rust-footed one that was hanging outside, so I know we’re not going to use that out front again. I made a multi-colored moons and stars on black drape, and a short caftan of the flocked spiderweb fabric and started another drape with stars on net. Those are selling fast! I have some to cut out today of the slinkier spiderweb (and purple/green) fabrics. I finished the other pillowcase and found some fabrics that I was going to make little car pillows out of and got them all together. I also found the missing pieces of the little 2T summer outfits that I was working on about 4 years ago, so I’ll be able to work on those in the near future. I hope I have scraps because I sold most of the little hats that went with them!
We’re almost at the point of being able to take down the other folding table that’s causing so much of the jam in the back at the moment. I have a pile of mending on it and some things that need to be shelved, but I may get that done today. That would be a relief!
I also started sorting the “holiday corner”, the storage area where a lot of out-of-season stuff is going to land and the wedges, as well. I asked Sam to get back in there this afternoon to get stuff into the shelf units now that they’re up and painted and to do something with the scrap wood pile. Once those wedges are out of the way we can scoot the class table closer to the library shelves and have more room around the table and the beverage counter. We’re getting places!
I *still* forgot about getting those pictures from the other day done and posted….
Sam’s heading to Lincoln City to pick up Fawkes this morning and is going to do some shopping on the way home.
The shop opens at 10am today. Summer hours – Thursday through Monday, 10am-6pm!
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Space Weather News for May 27, 2011 - http://spaceweather.com
SOLAR SAIL FLASHES: NASA's Nanosail-D, the first solar sail to orbit Earth, is flashing as it glides through the night sky. Observers in Europe report luminous peaks as bright as a 1st magnitude star. The irregular period of the flashes suggests that the sail might be tumbling, although no one is certain at this moment what is causing the phenomenon. Sky watchers are encouraged to check the Simple Satellite Tracker for local flyby times and watch this unique spacecraft strobe overhead: http://spaceweather.com/flybys
DON'T FORGET THE SPACE SHUTTLE: Meanwhile, space shuttle Endeavour and the ISS are putting on a show of their own. The docked spacecraft are making a series of brilliant dawn flybys over North America and Europe, providing early risers with a chance to see Endeavour one last time before it returns to Earth for retirement. Tracking them is easy; just use your cell phone: http://simpleflybys.com.